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knock to clex the weapons used that they want to know where those weapons. every one is examing for the. nthey includes another and thigh are interviewing are fortunately have to include the children from the school that survived the shooting. there are many, many witnesses that need to be interviewed. authorities are saying they had no contact with adam lanza and he was not a known criminal in newtown, connecticut. >> there was no connection school or school here. nand investigators said that adam lanza drove to the school and had four guns in the coor carry three of them in the school. we'll do everything tatakes to uncover the evidence and conduct interviews and paint a clear picture as to how and why this tragedy occurred. >> a live update and the investigation from connecticut state police. fox news correspondant molly lime in newtown, connecticut. >> greta there is it new information not as much as in the beginning and the days following, but they revealed in that home, in the home where nancy lanza's body was found there were computers and they were smashed up and looking in phon
this morning. so glad all of you are joining us, for a little bit of your christmas holiday. robin, of course, at home recovering. saying hello to you, between the toes. george also at home with his family. great to be joined by my compatriots, lara and sam on this christmas holiday. >> great to have you both in my life. and wishing you a really wonderful morning. today on the show, we have a christmas morning roundtable, with spiritual leaders, discussing faith in our lives right now. it's an important discussion to have right now. we look forward to that. >>> also ahead this morning, you know her from "dancing with the stars." katherine jenkins is here with a sa song that is absolutely perfect for this morning, christmas morning. i can't even bring myself to say shh because her voice is so incredible. >> it stops you in your tracks. >> i know. i could listen to it all morning. >>> something we want to show you. these kids, there's a surprise on the way. they don't know it, but santa is going to visit. >> making his way down the chimney, i believe, as we speak. we are pretaping the show, so
. let anda a secondary crime screen. >> they are working athe knock to clex the weapons used that they want to know where those weapons. every one is examing for the. nthey includes another and thigh are interviewing are fortunately have to include the children from the school that survived the shooting. there are many, many witnesses that need to be interviewed. authorities are saying they had no contact with adam lanza and he was not a known criminal in newtown, connecticut. >> there was no connection school or school here. nand investigators said that adam lanza drove to the school and had four guns in the coor carry three of them in the school. we'll do everything tatakes to uncover the evidence and conduct interviews and paint a clear picture as to how and why this tragedy occurred. >> a live update and the investigation from connecticut state police. fox news correspondant molly lime in newtown, connecticut. >> greta there is it new information not as much as in the beginning and the days following, but they revealed in that home, in the home where nancy lanza's body wa
>>> that's it for us. >>> that's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> without warning, a surprise tornado strikes in the middle of a series of severe storms throughout the southeast. >>> plus, secret sabotage. police want to know who's behind the pipe bombs found attached to the gas tank of a large truck. >>> mum's the word on the air force's secret space plan set to blast off today. secret but we have some details. >> we know all about it. >> good that's right. good morning and welcome to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. tuesday, december 11th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin this morning in the south where more storms are expected today. this after residents are left cleaning up from the aftermath of yesterday's storms. the rain was so intense. take a look at what happened to the home of one man, this is birmingham, alabama as he was being interviewed by a local tv reporter. >> we had dogs. he was in the cage. oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. you all okay? you all okay? you all all right? >> look at that,
updating us. soledad, very interesting development. apparently all these false social media reports allegedly supposedly from this killer out there and the warning from this police chief, the warning is specific, warning being if you get engaged and circulate these false reports with threats out there, you are violating the law and they will go after you? >> yeah. he was tough on that. one of the things he said, while not specifically referencing any specific social media reports, he said that there is erroneous information coming out, all their information is on their official website and not to trust anything that was just being repeated or created on social media. highlighting, of course, that there had been contradictory information, just wrong information. very tough on that as you heard in that press conference, wolf? >> yeah. because some of these social media sites i've seen one or two of them over the past day or so, and they're making these accusations and these threats out there and scare something folks and these are totally obviously erroneous. the authorities are going
fascianista and mentor about to get a major promotion from the president? is she qualified to be a u.s. ambassador and run an embassy? we ask you ladies and gentlemenn of the jury. >> brian: she would be best dressed. fired for being a man. bell ringer was silenced because the girls bring in more christmas cash. is that true? "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ >> steve: welcome aboard, folks. live from studio e. brian has a lot of friend exercise family members that watch the program. call him throughout the program today, because unbeknowns to you. prian cell phone has fallen through a hole of the jacket pocket and stuck in the lining. >> brian: it dropped through the lining and a secret passage. >> gretchen: give me that coat. >> brian: this is how i function. >> gretchen: somebody get scissors . i can feel the calls coming through. >> brian: there we go. hole in the pocket but i didn't know this big. no, you just. ♪ there is a hole in the pocket. >> brian: i am going to lose it >> gretchen: you have scissors. >> steve: oh, don't. >> gretchen: double scissors. >> steve: you ca
. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. the abc station from birmingham, sending us the tornadoes from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile about the time the storms got to that area. what's it like this morning? >> reporter: it's pretty
as a joint u.s. afghan special team went in to save the life of dr. dilip joseph, an american doctor who was kidnapped two days before with two members of his afghan staff. the staff was released earlier when a small ransom was made but the taliban was asking for $100,000 for dr. joseph's release. general john allen felt that his life was in imminent danger and then called for the rescue mission as special operations team lured the taliban in, saying they would pay the ransom. the taliban came. instead, they were met by this team who killed at least six taliban insurgents. unfortunately, this u.s. navy s.e.a.l. also lost his life. his identity has not yet been released but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and president barack obama who in a statement said he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free. the american navy s.e.a.l. sacrifice has not been lost on dr. joseph's family who, in a statement relea
? >> all right. have we not been lulled into -- you know, anything bernanke does now doesn't shock us or surprise us. isn't this extraordinary? >> you know, a few years ago, there were all kinds of things that i would v never happened. now if people ask me if such and such is possible, i say anything is possible. >> one of the things that i did think immediately yesterday was ben bernanke may not have this job in two years, right? people talk about that. he may decide he doesn't want to do it. >> he was asked about it. >> but he may ultimately be locked in. he may be locking in his successor and his successor after that into this type of thinking and this type of program. how hard is it to get out of this later? >> it is going to be extremely hard to get out of this, regardless of who the leader is, because, again, it is now -- you know, this is no longer an extraordinary measure. you did this during the emergency and then it's time to get out. now we're -- you know, we're in a bit of a quasi equilibrium here and this is how we're running monetary policy now. so to now being doing a r
, roger altman and barry knapp. we have thorsten heins joining us, as well. >> our big story of the morning, it could be a tense days for the markets as the resolution to the physical cliff appears less likely. we can see the futures opening at least 150 off if things keep up the way they are. house speaker john boehner failing to mount enough support for his plan b that would raise taxes only on families earning more than $1 million. the president vowing he will press ahead with congress to get a deal done. >> he wasn't going to do it, anyway. what does he mean it will press ahead? >> i don't know. >> because it wasn't going to go to the senate. >> but to me, the demonstration that boehner didn't have the support -- you thought boehner never had the support for this plan? >> no. i'm saying boehner didn't have support to do it even at a million -- >> which suggests to me what kind of rationale -- >> because maybe the house wanted some actually spending cuts. after giving in on tax breaks, they didn't go -- >> we always wondered if boehner can deliver the right. i wonder if th
the waiting game continues, although we thank brian sullivan and you, mandy, for bringing us back to positive territory in the last hour. >> i'm not sure we can take credit but we'll take it. >> the dow is up a fraction at the moment. 13,139 after a meandering much of the day. the nasdaq hardest hit today. technology has been very volatile recently. still down a fraction right now. 13 points, fraction percentage-wise and the s&p is down 3.33 at 1423. five days left until the fiscal cliff deadline, and though the market has been very resilient to this point, what happens if we go over the cliff and if lawmakers cannot get it together come january 1st? will it be a big meltdown for wall street? that's what everybody wants to know. >> certainly hope know. in today's "closing bell" exchange, former chief economist of the vice president joe biden, oliver perch from gary goldberg and matt cheslock and rick santelli, thank you very much. jarred, you wrote an article called "cliff dive, what the heck happens next?" what does happen next? >> well, that's actually all up to john boehner, as i see it, b
you, guys, these are the guys behind the scenes helping us to get on the air every single morning at 5:00 a.m. . matt. he's look at his picture. they are fantastic crew and thank you for making the show possible and thanks to you, merry christmas to you. have a good one. we appreciate you watching. see you soon. >> it is monday and christmas eve everyone. are you getting into the spirit. i am gretchen carlson, thanks for sharing your time today. a merry merry christmas. americans get ready to celebrate one thing remains certain congress is far apart to avoid a deal. >> will it be a white or wet christmas? >> weather causing concerns for travelers . causing shipping delays. why one major shipping company said the gift may not show up until after the holiday. >> i am one of those people . who is the most dreaded guest of all . new survey said one family most people don't want at the christmas table. let us know your thoughts. "fox and friends" begins right now. >> this is scotty knox, you are watching "fox and friends", happy holidays, what? i am the only one? >> that's how we talk aroun
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, as tragic as it is, brings us a little closer together both in the nation and in washington, that would be a good thing. >> all right. top of the hour. good morning. 6:00 on the east coast, it's wednesday, december 19th. christmas is almost here. >> very respectful dialogue. the nra had a respectful statement. i think a lot of people showing respect on this. >> feel something may be be happening. >> feel some grown-ups, maybe. there are, of course, exceptions. >> there are a few. we have mike barnicle with us. you're not an exception. beautiful piece in "the daily news" today. we'll read that in must read. thank you very much. former treasury officials. mark ratner is with us as well. he has a must read. i'm serious. >> beautiful. >> also in washington, washington anchor for "bbc world news america" katty kay. >> no pieces, sorry. >> you'll write one next time. thank you. so we've got a lot to get to this morning. >> a lot to talk about today. >> those exceptions, what are you talking about? >> just in the conversation about everything you thought there were two exceptions. >> rick perr
, they are practicing the ho, ho, hos. tweet us the card and photos and e-mail them to us as well. a lot of the time people can photoshop and take a bunch of them and easy to put the card and you can do that. >>> and thanks again, guys. "fox and friends" starts now. >> gretchen: good morning everybody. today is thursday. i am gretchen carlson and thanks for sharing your time today. brand new information on the newtown killer's final days what was he plan where was his mom in the final days? >> steve: meanwhile the fiscal cliff is bigger, not only with your taxes go up. you might not get a tax refund check even if you are owed money. >> brian: lawmakers will not let that fiscal cliff get in the way of movie night. did the break, did they watch here comes on -- we are live in dc, "fox and friends" starts now. ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: they had movie night? >> steve: yeah. on lincoln. >> brian: most overerated movie of the year. >> steve: not since mr. smith went to washington has the movie inspired the senate. harry reid rled it out. it is the end of the year. >> brian: it was incredible to
doing better. it is hard to be terribly bearish on the u.s. >> y are going to stay with our politico expert. this is a rally that has surprised experts. it hasn't been that easy to be optimistic. >> it is. i think you have to be cautious here. the probability that this could fall apart is very, very real. >> so, you have to be careful up at these levels as a trader. i have low exposure up here. i have protection. that is how you have to play this market. stay with us please. >> yesterday it looked like washington was inching towards a deal. but today, plan b could be signaling differences. we have karen b and sara fagan herself a former political director. i know what it means. no tax rates above $1 million. no tax hikes but why did bay nor decide to do that. what signal is he sending? >> i think what he is telling the president is look, i appreciate you coming around on this, i appreciate you giving, it is not enough. and i'm going to go to the floor and show you, that $400,000 is not a deal republicans are going to accept. the other thing that occurs that, is it is important for hi
to know there's to many people there for us. it's sad that he'll never get it to live his life, but i'm happy that we got the six years that we did with him. he was an amazing boy. >> nbc's ron mott reporting that. the nra's laperriere said we need to work towards fixingle mental health salmonella and continue prosecutor violent felons with guns. here's natalie. >>> with eight days left until the fiscal cliff deadline and the nation's leaders on a holiday break, there is mounting skepticism about the chances of reaching a deal in time. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker is in hawaii where the first family is spending the holidays. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. president obama begins day three of his hawaiian holiday. white house officials say this is a working vacation, but talks on the fiscal cliff remain largely deadlocked. meanwhile, members of congress came to honolulu on sunday to along with the president say good-bye to one of their own. with the fiscal cliff deadline looming, lawmakers and president obama attended a memorial servi
, a u.s. investigation finds more evidence about how walmart used payoffs allegedly in mexico to advance its gold down there. it's tuesday, december 18th, 2012. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. our guest host this hour is julia sed. fiscal cliff negotiations, our top story. now president obama is proposing leaving lower tax rates in place for everyone except those earning $400,000 and above. that's above the $250,000 threshold that the president has been demanding for months, but it is still far from speaker john boehner's request of $1 million. a source familiar with the talk says this is by no means the final offer for the white house. the move by the president was welcomed, albeit with some reservations. we will talk about the latest developments in just a few minutes. in the meantime, the global markets seem to be taking note of the optimism. you can see right now that those dow futures are up by 54 points. this comes after a decent rally for the markets yeste
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and devastated neighbors and confused neighbors in the community and state your namely not used to something like this occurring in a neighborhood like newtown. this is it a place where people move iperally for the adorable throw back community and for that essence of what everyone wants their children to experience. small-town feeling and where hundreds and hundreds of people will show up at a community church to grieve and work and join together to repair . gret a. >> molly, thank you. stretching all the way from connecticut to new jersey. the killer's brother was taken in for question or volunteered. and he was volunteered to talk to police and that is where they are standing by live. >> what can you tell me about the brother and the questioning? >> we are standing in front of his home. 24 year old ryan lanza, brother of the alleged shooter and i can tell you less than an hour ago, police rolled up their tape that was block the entrance of the building. we hear from a reliable federal source that when police were surrounding the area earlier this afternoon. ryan and his girl friend showed up a
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, and jamie dimon. look at that -- >> in addition we have jerry webb. make us all -- the rest of us feel -- >> we have one -- >> you're an economist or something? you play on to have -- you can think about the 12-12-12 thing in the meantime because you're good at math. >> yeah. all that stuff. >> all right. >>> as we move closer to the edge of the fiscal cliff, every move is being magnified by the markets. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone on tuesday, exchanging new proposals. the president gave boehner a revised offer on monday, reducing his demand for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion over ten years. boehner responded with a plan that largely sticks to his original offer a week ago. reports say the white house has told republicans it would include an overhaul of corporate taxes in any budget deal. that hasn't been done before. in an exclusive interview with barbara walters of abc news, president obama says he still expects a deal before the end of the year. >> i remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that re
a paycheck. fox news request asked you what you thought. >> brian: most of us want spending cuts . pen percent said the country has budget problems and in terms of tax increases only 20 percent say it is a good idea. what is note worthy for the republicans, when asked who is doing a better job negotiating, porpercent said president obama. >> gretchen: two points come to mind . fox news polls are not just of fox news viewers. theses of americans in general. that said majority of all americans believe that we have a spending problem. the second point is there is cognitive dissidents. michigan votes over whelming for president obama, and yet now it is it a right to work state. voters wanted that which tends to be a republican ideal. wait a minute, people voted for president obama and they believed his message to tax people more . but asked what is the real problem, they say spending . >> the president did win the election and get in the way back machine and take you to the first press congress. he said i got got reelect that moneys i have jack up the taxes. >> when it comes to the deficit
use the state purposely to come to conclusion and how to this day, those young men that lost 7-13 years of their life still not given any compensation. they were advocates on both sides. i was an advocate that believed in them. we're not talking about advocates here. we're talking about police. we're talking about people with the power of the state that had children with no lawyers or paren parents make confessions that they coached into and no one stepping forward to compensate anything. we'll discuss that next wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardba "hardball" starts right now. >>> good ef ebbing. president obama deserves the best possible secretary of state. it's been my view some distance from the white house, that the president was truly undecided on whom this person should be. late today, ambassador rice's removal of herself from this situation made this situation through the pain involved easier. john kerry, if he is the one appointed, could end up a fabulous secretary of state. somebody to make this country truly proud. he lost the presidency by a singl
. >>> and bracing for draco. the named winter storm is moving across the u.s., slamming a dozen states already and threatening to disrupt holiday travel in many, many more. it's thursday, december 20th. we've got one day left. enjoy. and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. andrew, welcome back. i hope you're feeling better. >> thank you. i had a little bit of a stomach bug. >> we're all a little sick around the table here. >> i know. it's a little -- i feel like weak, you know when your bones feel a little something? you had that, joe, two weeks ago, right? >> exactly what you had. you didn't -- you remember -- i remember bridesmaids, right? i'm not sure what all that came out of. i had both going. you didn't have both going? you are the just -- you were hurling. >> i was, i was. in the middle of the night. i had to send an e-mail to the producers. >> it's very weird. it's not even a 24-hour thing. >> no, i will say it was going by when the show was still going on. >> we h
. >> wow. thank you. that disit for us. don't forget to join more fast at 5:00. join me on cnbc. "power lunch" starts now. >> the second half of the trading day starts now. >> fiscal cliff negotiations picking up speed as house speaker boehner unveils his back-up plan. the white house says no thanks. we are going to look at the fiscal cliffrences between the two. private equity firm selling after last week's shooting in connecticut. should investors, rather than the government, take the lead in attempting to influence gun policy? >>> herb greenberg will be out with his list of the worst ceos of the year. in this hour he will reveal number three. my partner sue herera on the floor of the new york stock exchange. hi, sue. >> hi, ty. it's a strong day with a triple digit advance. we have 13 days until america goes off the fiscal cliff. events moving faster in washington. house speaking boehner meeting with party members, moving to plan b. that deals with bush era tax cuts. the white house rejected that. investors like whatever progress we're seeing. s&p 500 at a two-month high. s&p up 1 1/
in u.s. manufacturing. the president traveled to a suburb of detroit touring an engine plant that's announcing a $100 million expansion in production and jobs. and even as the president touted that economic bright spot, he renewed his case to extend tax cuts for 98% of americans that are due to expire at the end of the year. >> how many of you can afford to pay another $2,200 in taxes? not you? >> no! >> that's a hit you can't afford to take. and by the way, that's not a good hit for businesses either. >> the president's urgent push come as the white house and congress enter the deadline phase in their negotiations to get a deal passed by next friday, the last day congress is in session. president obama and house speaker john boehner know they have to reach agreement this week if there's to be a deal, which is why they met behind closed doors on sunday. spokesmen for both men say that lines of communication remain open with the president reiterating today that he's up for a big deal. >> i have said i will work with republicans on a plan for economic growth, job creation, and reduc
inflation. i like oil, remind you it's an international market kind of driven by the chinese, not us, if eog resources goes down, consider that company as a place to put your money. remember, mark papa yesterday. and people want to sell the drug stocks on decline. here i'm not sure. sellers are worried that the government may be negotiating with the drug companies. you know what is probably really going on? i think that drug stocks have big dividends and after tax return on dividends will come down sharply after we go off the cliff. that was part of the deal of the cliff. what's not getting hit as hard as you would expect? how about companies that have marginal exposure to united states but are much more involved with china? you could see joy global keep its gains. that company's mining equipment is more dependent on a resurgent china than a possible slowing of the united states. we're cutting back on coal anyway. what's the most worrisome thing on the whole decline? that this is really day one in recognition that the ceos were had here, the foils to james dean's rebel without a cause triump
're used to taking our shoes off and going through the tsa pat-downs. we're spending a lot more money on counterterrorism than gun violence. but we have more deaths due to gun violence than to terrorism. we have to start putting more attention, more resources and maybe having to change some of these types of security measures, unfortunately. >> congresswoman, let me ask you about this security issue. this is a tough issue. most people don't want to have to go through drills like that. like i said, a lot of people in the newtown area and i know it well, we're up there, that's why they're there, because it's a calmer, peaceful place. and yet is the kind of drill that my sister-in-law had in virginia beach, is that coming nationwide? is it going to be like the security, the tsa that we hate it but it came nationwide fast? >> maybe. but since we just heard in this report that his mom, apparently the shooter's mother was a teacher there, probably he was familiar to the staff. i'm going to guess. we don't know. but -- >> that's why they let him in. >> right. what does that tell us? that you
on several huge international themes. energy, conversation, natural gas use, aerospace, health care for worldwide aging population. i expect ge to be very upbeat. i think jeff immelt's going to tell a good story. some of that's because the company just boosted its dividend by 12% today p. you don't do that if you're doing poorly. the meeting will be the most talked about event of the day, maybe even the week other than the fiscal cliff. next up, oracle reports on tuesday after the close. i normally like oracle going to earnings. i heard so many rumblings of a better than expected quarter that it makes me nervous given the stock rallied some 25% on the year. the quarter's got to be lights out or we can see beatdown. wednesday morning we get a result from the exact opposite of oracle's general mills. nothing like -- this one just kind of goes up a little bit each quarter, delivers superior returns over a long period of time. and allows you to sleep at night. general mills hasn't done anything of late. but do you pocket that fine dividend, hold on, leisurely ride. stephanie link and i
's take a look at the u.s. futures set up for the open first of the week. dow looking at about 50 points right after the open. as for the action in europe, taking its cues from the united states. we'll see a big rally in china extending one of its biggest rallies in three years. we have a mixed bag in europe with italy up by about .2 of 1%. >> we'll do our best to keep focused on the business day. we'll be following the tragic shooting in connecticut, of course. the new york stock exchange will hold a moment of silence to honor the victims in the next few moments, and we'll be looking at the president's call for meaningful action and the politics of gun control. >> let's get to a road map for this morning. it starts with apple. under pressure once again. even dipping below $500 a share at some point this morning. shares will remain range bound near term. iphone 5 sales and cannibalization among the region. >> other concessions from the gop, the speaker proposing tax hikes for millionaires. could this be the tipping point. moving the talks beyond deadlock. >> a big week for earnings. yes,
cliff are the same people that got us into the fiscal cliff with patches, patches, patches. >> it's a perfect business model, right? >> thanks for watching. happy holidays, everybody. >> see you on monday. >>> hi, everybody. happy friday to you. welcome to the closing bell. ten days and counting. how many? >> ten days and counting, not till christmas, but until we go over the fiscal cliff. we're not closer to a deal in washington today. you can tell from the sell-off, investors do not like it. >> no, posting their largest decline since november 14th, in case you were wondering. although we are off the lows of the session right now. the dow was down 189 two hours into the trading session. we've come off those lows. but at this point, the dow is down 1% for the week and we are down 1% today at 13,173. nasdaq lower, as well. let's see how many percentage points we're down right now. down 1.25%. the technology sector is taking a bigger hit today. down to 3,012 on the nasdaq and the s&p 500 index is down 1% at 1428. . >> house speaker john boehner says he's still open to a offer from t
: good morning, charlie and norah. top white house official told us the lines of communication remain open between president obama and house speaker john boehner but no one is using them. the president spoke yesterday about the contours of a grand bargain and said on a budget deal, america is tantalizingly close to victory. >> i'm going to reach out to all the leaders involved over the next couple of days and find out what is it that's holding this thing up. >> reporter: mr. obama said he trusts boehner and understands many republicans don't like dealing with him. just this once the president said, get over it. >> they've got to take me out of it and think about their voters. >> reporter: while the president was chatty boehner devoted only 52 seconds to the still emerging gop strategy of voting to increase income taxes on households earning $1 million or more. >> the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american, and then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be r
of a weather satellite into orbit, but the pe u.s. says it was a cover for testing a long range ballistic was missile that could someday be capable of delivering a nuclear weapon across the pacific ocean. defying united nations resolutions the isolated north korean regime successfully fired a long range rocket last night delivering an object into orbit. seen here from north korea's rocket launch control room is the first up close view of the be rocket's descent.t climb in pyongyang sirens blaired the d the news and citizens danced in ation. celebration. say this man says the launch has hock wave sent a shock wave to the whole world and he's right.ght. ballistic missiles and the a rockets utilized to launch satellites possess similar bodies engines and technology so this launch is a step toward d the the regime's goal of developing the ability to deliver a nuclear payload at intercontinental ranges. national spokeman called it a highly provocative act that threatens regional security.d a in april north koreans attempted the roc a similar launch but the rocket broke apar
, but like a bird, really beautiful. i used to say, mom, why didn't you try to get a career as a singer? no, she said she was too shy. she couldn't do it. and i'm basically shy too, but that makes the difference. how do you succeed if you don't try? >> how did you feel when your mother died? did you feel that you had reconciled things with her? >> basically, yeah. little -- a short time before she died, i remember going to her house -- and she had alzheimer's. she didn't recognize me really. but i started to sing her a melody of something she had sung when she was younger, and that she remembered, and it just shoeds y shows you the power of music, doesn't it? >> what was it you sang? do you remember? >> it was something that she made a record of when i was 13 and she took me, but it was really because she made the records, and i was able to make a record when i was 13. >> do you think she was proud of you? >> you know what it was? i used to say, ma, how come you never told me i love you? you never said those words or really hugged me. she said, i didn't want you to get a swelled head. she s
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city for us tonight, thanks so much. >>> new details are emerging tonight about that christmas eve shooting of firefighters who responded to an emergency. it happened in western new york near rochester. police said today the convicted killer who drew them into his deadly trap left a note. here's nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: police say the christmas eve ambush of four firefighters battling a massive house fire in new york was spelled out by the suspected arsonist and shooter in chilling, typewritten detail. >> quote, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: authority ts say 62 years william spengler, who served prison time for killing his grandmother more than 30 years ago, shot at first responders who arrived at his burning house, the fire spreading to six other homes. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen down. i am shot. i think he's using an assault rifle. >> he was equipped to go to war to kill innocent people. >> reporter: the gunman was well-fortified with weapons and ammo. the sam
from almost every bank. we were in a 1932 situation. >> because of everything else around us. we were focused on congress' ineptitude at that time. and we got more scared by their unwillingness to pass the t.a.r.p. >> i have tremendous faith in our economy. we had great numbers yesterday. we had a good head of steam in housing and durable goods. >> better than expected at least. >> i think you could cool the economy a little bit. but unlike 2008, where i was worried that my paycheck wouldn't cash and my bank would fail, unlike the debt ceiling -- >> i know that. i'm saying it is a very, very different time now, no doubt about it. the only thing being we're relying on our leaders in washington to try to craft some sort of solution. >> did you have quotes around the word leader then? i'm only watching your lips. if you were to type that, would there be quotes around leaders? >> yes. >> thank you. i rest my case. >> i'm willing to take those quotes off. >> if they show that they are truly leaders without quotes. >> i come to work every day, my tallahassee paycheck, still in my wallet. i
at coldwell banker are filling us in on the details of what the ultra luxury buyer is looking for. >> hi, my name is chris cortazzo with coldwell banker, here in malibu, california, home to some of the most luxurious properties in the world, notwithstanding some of the best weather, as well. i am here today to talk about the luxury market report. it looks like the home buying of the ultra luxurious consumer. location is the number one criteria. however, there are some new trends which are occurring, which are exciting for our marketplace. so who is being ultra luxury consumer? 72% are local, many are entrepreneurs, 54% are married with children, 39% of international buyers are coming from asia, and 62% are between 45 to 52 years old. in greenwich, conn., and in california, most are married with children, but in miami, they are more likely to be high- net-worth entrepreneurs. the report also asks, what interests the ultra luxury consumer when it comes to real estate? it should be no surprise that 79% of the agents say it is location that is the most important aspect for the ultra luxury buyer
said he is, the son of god, but we welcome all people of all persuasions and we say check us out. when jesus went out and started his ministry, the first phrase he said, he's walking along the jordan river and john the baptist had a couple guys following him, and he said, there goes the lamb of god. go follow him. and andrew and john said, where are you going, lord. and here are jesus' first words, come and see. that's about as low a commitment as you can ask, just check us out. we say you don't have to say anything, sign anything, sacrifice anything, just check us out. >> america is going through a slight down draw, if you like, in attendance in churches. 1 in 5 are now religiously unaffiliated. 1 in 3 under 30 are religiously unaffiliated. a more worrying statistic i would think. still way ahead of other countries. now, britain, for example, far worse statistics than that. so america remains a very religious country, but why do you think it's on decline? >> there are three different factors. one factor is the actual number of atheists in the country has remained the same since 1950,
it's because he stuck winfrey with an old lunch bill. backstage, oprah told us it was something else. much has been made of this -- >> so-called feud. >> reporter: iciness. how do we refer to that? >> i don't know what -- distancing, let's call it a distancing. i have done a show of his and during and the process of the show, people started yelling bad things and i thought that he should have taken control of the situation or he didn't take control of the situation. it was such an uncomfortable experience for me. >> number one -- >> reporter: after a decade and a half of off and on prodding from letterman seven years ago the ice breaker. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome oprah winfrey. [ applause ] >> reporter: that was followed by a brief super bowl ad. >> now, dave be nice. >> reporter: letterman finally appearing on "the oprah winfrey show." >> i thought you would have picked up the phone. >> i wanted to be asked, oprah. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but there was nothing like this. you said you never had therapy. >> no. >> reporter: it sounded like
things that i did wrong. >> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >> good sunday morning. it's been nine days since the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut and the debate over gun control has been revived. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the ten ter of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. i want to get right to it. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywood and the gaming industry but never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. is that meaningful contribution, mr. lapierre, or a dodge? >> david, i said what i honestly thought and what hundreds of millions of people all over this country will believe will actually make a diffe
. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the ten ter of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. i want to get right to it. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywood and the gaming industry but never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. is that meaningful contribution, mr. lapierre, or a dodge? >> david, i said what i honestly thought and what hundreds of millions of people all over this country will believe will actually make a difference. i can't imagine a more horrible tragedy. we all have 5-year-olds in our family in some way. we all put ourselves in that situation and have tears in our eyes. the nra, we have 11,000 police training instructors, 80,000 police families, we're 4 million members and we set down and we said what can we do will actually make a difference today to make these kids safe? >> but not conceding guns play an
us. and i wanted to congratulate you on your national press award. this is the third time you won it. congratulations. >> i'm alina cho. i'll be back. >>> you know, dana bash is the -- she's good on capitol hill. good morning and merry christmas. >>> stories we're watching in the newsroom on this christmas day. pope benedict xvi tells people not to up hope even in the world's most troubled reasons. his appeal for peace. >>> and it's not the grinch stealing christmas cheer. it's the weather. blizzard warnings may turn your white christmas into a travel nightmare. and tornados threaten the south. your forecast is coming up. >>> and we're seven days away from going off the fiscal cliff and with washington in a political gridlock we're getting closer and closer. the question, how will it affect you and your paycheck? >>> the images, the words, the names, highlights and low lights of 2012. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. i'm carol costello wishing you and yours a merry christmas and we begin with pope benedict xvi using his an i'll christmas message to speak about the h
nonstop. toys "r" us in times square open more than 500 consecutive hours. macy's for two days straight. but experts say, if you really want the best deals, shop the day after christmas. already, we were finding stores rolling out the big deals. from amazon, a 46-inch tv, marked down 55% off, for $338. from best buy, a nikon digital camera, 50% off for $129.99. from bloomingdale's, this cashmere sweater was $170, now $89.99. >> we've seen up to 50% on selected categories. and on key items, look for 75% to even 80% off on some of these items. >> reporter: so, you're okay not getting the gift on christmas? >> yes. >> reporter: in fact, because retailers will be so desperate to get rid of excess merchandise after the holiday, some shoppers are now making a tradition out of shopping on december 26th. >> return the things that we didn't like, from relatives, and then go buy what we want. >> reporter: if you are planning on shopping the day after christmas, experts say the most discounted items, electronics and winter clothing. but if you're trying to do your homework, most retailers won't re
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